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alliteration
repetition of the same consonant sound, especially at the beginning of several consectutive words in the same line ,e.g 'Peter Piper picked a pickle'
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assonance
repetition of similar vowel sounds for effect
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bathos
an anticlimax, or sudden descent from the serious to the ridiculous (often used for comic effect)
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Boche
derogatory slang word for German soilders
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colloquial language
everyday or non formal speech of writing, often characterised by the use of non standard features; language that is written as it would be spoken.
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declarative
a sentence that is a statement
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deictic reference
word or prhase that can only be understood from the context of the text or utterance where it is found
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dissonance
conflicting vowel sounds
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ellipsis
omission of words from a sentence or drifting...
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enjambement
continuation of a sentence or idea from one line of poetry to the next with a pause
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euphemism
the use of a less offensive expression in place of one that may offend
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fricative
the forced sounds of consonants beggining with f
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iambic pentameter
a line of verse containing five feet, each foot having an unstressed syallable followed by a stressed syllable, making a total of ten syallable beats in a line
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irony
the conveyance of a meaning that is opposite to the literal meaning of the words, e.g 'That is a fine time to tell me' (when it is actually an inconveniant or innapropriate time to do so.'
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jargon
speacilised and specific technical language
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juxtaposition
the placing of words or phrases near or next to each other for effect.
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lexis
the way that a piece of writing is expressed in words, (the total stock of words in a language mimetic imitative)
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metaphor
a figure of speach in which a word or phrase usually associated with one thing is used to describe another, making a comparision.
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monologue
a lengthy uninterrupted speech
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monosyllable
a word of one syllable
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motif
a dominant theme, subject or idea that runs throughout the text.
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ominscient narrator
a narrator who is distinct from the person telling the story and to whom or by whom it is read
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onomatopoeia
words that sound like what the mean, e.g crash, hissss, hummm
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oxymoron
the joining together of two words which have opposite meanings e.g 'bitter sweet'
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paradoxical
something that apperas contridictory on the surface, but which when considered more closely, contains an element of truth, e.g 'the child is father to the man'
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parallelism
a balance of two or more similar words in a sentence
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pathetic fallacy
a technique used in literature or visual art where nature echoes humanity, eg its rainign so everyone is sad
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personification
giving human qualities to inanimate objects
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plosive
the harsh sound of p, b and d, for example, often used in allierative phrases
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proleptic irony
foreshadows future events
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rhetorical questopm
a question asked for effect rather than to obtain a response
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rhyme
corresponding sounds in words, often at the end of each ine or within lines
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rhyth
a regullar occurance of stresses, or long and short sounds creating the movement
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satire
figure of speech by which an object or person is spoken of as bring 'as' or 'like' another, e.g in a poem the arrangement of stanzas
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style
literaty ; the particulaR way in which a writer has used language to express ideas.
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syntax
the formation of setences through particular word order
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tone
created through the combined effect of the features in a text, e.g rythm diction
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repetition of similar vowel sounds for effect

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assonance

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an anticlimax, or sudden descent from the serious to the ridiculous (often used for comic effect)

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Card 4

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derogatory slang word for German soilders

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Card 5

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everyday or non formal speech of writing, often characterised by the use of non standard features; language that is written as it would be spoken.

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